Take precautions as health challenges will increase after the collapse of the Supertech tower.
A cloud of dust will rise as soon as the twin towers of Supertech, i.e., Apex and Cyan Towers, are demolished. Due to this, air pollution can increase up to five times. Due to this,
A cloud of dust will rise as soon as the twin towers of Supertech, i.e., Apex and Cyan Towers, are demolished. Due to this, air pollution can increase up to five times. Due to this, people will have to face health problems for the next 7 to 90 days.
What can we learn from Similar Incidents that Happened in the past?
After demolishing four towers, Holy Faith H20, Alpha Sirene, Jain Coral Cove, and Golden Kayaloram in Kochi and Maradu in Kerala, in January 2020, people in the neighborhood had health problems for months. People were troubled for several weeks due to headaches, asthma, attacks, colds, phlegm, and allergies.
75,000 tonnes of debris came out due to the fall of all four towers. It took more than 70 days to remove it. After the tower demolition, air pollution in the atmosphere increased up to five times. Due to this, the health of the people around was deteriorating.
During this, the administration had to organize a health camp. And after the tower demolition, dust accumulated on the space, including the surrounding house, tree, wall, and park. Dust used to enter people’s houses even when there was a slight breeze.
Dr. D.K. Gupta, Chairman, Felix Hospital. Gupta says that during the tower demolition process, people may face problems due to noise and air pollution in the area of 10 to 15 km. Still, this problem will increase immediately after the collapse of the tower.
2.5 lakh tonnes of debris will come out of Apex and Cyan
After the demolition, 2.5 lakh tonnes of debris are estimated to be removed from Apex and Cyan Towers. Due to the demolition, the dust plume is expected to rise to about 150 meters.
To control this, a water tender with an automatic water sprinkler will be present. Whereas, how far the dust storm will go will depend on the wind speed.
Emerald Court Society and ATS Village Society will be most affected by this. Due to this, people suffering from respiratory diseases need to take special precautions.
What Precaution Should You Take?
Due to dust particles and sudden air pollution, doctors advise people to take care of themselves from these diseases.
1 – Headache
2- Problems in the eyes (burning, reddening, itching problem)
3 – Chronic bronchitis
4 – Skin Rashes
5 – runny nose, sore throat
6- The problem of phlegm
7- Asthma attacks
8- Increased blood pressure
9- Mental stress
10 – Early liver pain, premature delivery to pregnant women
12 – May cause diseases like allergic sinusitis
How to Protect Yourself?
1 – wear a mask
2- Stay away from the surrounding area for some time
3 – Use air purifiers in homes
4 – Refrain from going out
5- Take medicine regularly (who are taking medicine for any disease)
6 – Use skin moisturizer
7- Use goggles to protect the eyes
8 – If there is irritation in the skin or eyes, immediately consult a doctor.
Essential tips for nearby residents
- Keep your doors and windows closed at the time of demolition (2:30 pm).
- You can plan to cover your AC unit.
- You can plan to cover your vehicles, especially those parked in open parking.
- Preferably turn off your AC until the dust settles after the explosion.
- Avoid going out of your flat/society for that period.
- If you have to go out for some work, see the traffic advisory (attached).
- Remove clothes etc., from balconies.
- Cover the exhaust of the chimney.
- Wear a mask to avoid shortness of breath during and after demolition
- Last but most important, please do not panic and keep your patience in any situation.
The team at Felix Hospital will stand on their feet 24×7 to deal with any odd situation.